Jonathan Sharp - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

Jonathan Sharp

Jonathan Sharp

Managing Director

Alvarez & Marsal's Consumer and Retail Group

Jonathan Sharp is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Consumer and Retail Group in New York. He specializes in consumer-centered value creation in retail, hospitality and consumer businesses. His primary areas of expertise are merchandising and space management, end-to-end supply chain, customer insights and organization/incentive alignment. With more than 25 years of corporate executive and consulting experience, Mr. Sharp has led teams driving value-creation in grocery, hospitality, travel, big box, luxury, department store and beauty sectors across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, the U.K., France, Germany, Eastern Europe and South East Asia. Mr. Sharp’s notable assignments include developing a merchandising, pricing and cost reset for a +$30 billion grocer that enabled it to compete with low-cost discounters. He was responsible for cost-savings of multiple $100 millions and reinvestment into pricing and private label.. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Sharp spent three years as Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer responsible for profit enhancement and brand portfolio development on the executive leadership team of a travel, food and beverage business. Prior to that, he was seconded to the executive leadership team of Coles Supermarkets in Australia, where he led the cost transformation. Previously, Mr. Sharp spent 20 years with The Boston Consulting Group in the firm’s retail practice leadership, serving as Partner in the U.K., Australia and U.S. Mr. Sharp earned a master’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford and held a fellowship in political economy from the University of Wales.

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